Joseph Phelps 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus

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Joseph Phelps 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus
Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines. 750 ML
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Saturated medium ruby. Deep aromas of cassis, mocha, chocolate and nutty oak, plus an almost porty whiff of kirsch . Lush, sweet and flamboyantly ripe, offering outstanding density to its dark berry, leather and nutty oak flavors. Large-scaled and powerful wine, and a bit more accessible in the early going than some recent vintages of this bottling. Finishes with huge tongue-dusting, chewy tannins and compelling chocolatey richness, but there's nothing hard about this very broad yet sharply delineated wine. With 24 hours in the recorked bottle, this cabernet showed considerably more energy on the nose and in the mouth, with very fresh flavors of crushed black fruits and minerals taking over. The high quality of the 2009 Backus was obvious from my latest sample, even if it should be held in the cellar for at least six to eight years.
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Region Napa
VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon